Australia vs India: Justin Langer hints at hosts’ opening pair for Test series
Australia vs India mega series to kick off from November 27.
Updated - Nov 13, 2020 5:12 pm
India will be up against Australian men for the mega-series, which will commence on November 27. Both the heavyweights of the cricketing world will put their best foot forward to dominate the show. Talking in the same light, Australia head coach Justin Langer has opened about their possible best opening combinations. He named Joe Burns, who would retain his spot as the opening man along with David Warner in the longest format of the game.
The first Test will kick off from December 17, which has more than a month’s time left from now, and things can certainly change in between. The first Test will be held in Adelaide, and the coach says “things can change” and also stated that Will Pucovski is showing the form which can’t be ignored from their side. He might make his debut in the jumbo outing coming up.
“[Will Pucovski has] been amazing hasn’t he, and it’s exactly what we are looking for, I’ve said it for a very long time that we want guys who are outside of the team to bang so hard you can’t ignore them. The fact is he’s been so good we can’t ignore him, he’s been brilliant,” said Langer as quoted by India Today.
Joe Burns has done really well for Australia: Justin Langer
There has been a lot of debate about Pucovski or Burns taking up the second opening slot. The debate is causing a lot of stir in the Australian cricket fraternity ahead of the Test series against Virat Kohli and men. Though Langer has dropped hints of going with Burns only, the recent form of two batsmen is totally opposite to each other. Burns didn’t show even average form recently.
“Joe Burns has done really well for us. Will Pucovski, we are really looking forward to seeing how he steps up to Australia A. It will be great to see him play against India, a new step up for him. So, it’s an exciting time. Competition is healthy,” added Langer about the two batsmen.
Indian men have already reached Australia for the big contest coming up.